I used to enjoy lounging around sans bra. It felt like such a rebellion against the daily grind, all of my responsibilities, and the formality of my day job. But if you're like me, this luxury will go out the window with pregnancy and breastfeeding. When you get are completely engorged, you need the support because they are HEAVY and uncomfortable. And of course your nipples are extremely sensitive (ok, downright painful) for the first few weeks while they're toughening up and adjusting to being sucked on 24-7. The friction of a shirt against your bare boobs is downright horrific! The lactation consultants recommend airing out your nipples as much as possible, but my boobs just did not stop seriously leaking around the clock for several months, so this was such a joke of a recommendation for me! Except for brief periods in the shower, my ta-tas have not hung free for going on 14 months now!
But your daily nursing bra is not going to cut it in bed. You need something more comfortable and less restrictive for sleepy time. So I was really excited to try out Nursing Bra Express' Pull Over Sleep Nursing Bra by La Leche League Intimates.
Made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex with no hooks, clasps, pads, or wires, the Pull Over Sleep Nursing Bra is extremely lightweight and comfy!
After hand washing and waiting for it to dry, I threw it on and was really surprised by the nothingness that I felt. On the one hand, it does lack the support you would expect from a bra, so it feels a bit odd. On the other hand, this is exactly what you should be looking for in a sleeping bra, I think? I'm not a bra expert here...
Because there are no clasps, you just pull the material over and slip out your boob for nursing time. Super easy, yes! Unfortunately for me, due to the deep v-cut of the bra, my boob occasionally slipped out on its own when I was sleeping on my side. I'm not sure if this is because I got a size too small, or if it's just not a great style for larger breasted women, I'm not sure. But all in all, it's a great nursing bra for bedtime, especially for back sleepers or non-floppy-breasted woman. LOL! TMI?
Nursing Bra Express is a great online retailer selling more than just nursing bras. They've also got nursing wear like pajamas and dresses, nursing tanks, hilarious baby nipple hats, and breastfeeding accessories such as nursing pads, nursing covers, babywearing slings, you name it!! Their website is also a great resource for new moms with an abundance of breastfeeding tips and support, and you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Nursing Bra Express will be giving away one La Leche League Intimate's Pull Over Sleep Nursing Bras to the grand prize winner of my New Mom Necessities Giveaway ending February 19! Have you entered yet? No???
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Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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